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Final
Sat, Jun 30

North Carolina CourageNC

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Orlando City Stadium

Orlando, Florida

Attendance: 4,017

Courage score 3 goals in 3 minutes, best Pride 3-0

The Courage are now 11-1-3

The North Carolina Courage improved to 11-1-3 with a 3-0 Week 14 win on the road over the Orlando Pride.

North Carolina scored all three goals in a blistering three-minute span in the first half, and Orlando could not answer with goals of their own.

The Pride thought they had an early lead in the 22nd minute on a Marta corner kick that was knocked into her own net by Courage forward Jessica McDonald, but Pride forward Alex Morgan was whistled for a foul after pushing Courage defender Abby Dahlkemper in the box, and the goal did not stand.

Just a few minutes earlier, Pride goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris had shut down a chance by Crystal Dunn with a big save to keep things 0-0.

But the Courage found their stride later in the first half.

First, Debinha scored in the 37th minute, making a play on the ball after a chip into the box by Dunn. McDonald and Lynn Williams surrounded her in the box, but Debinha took the shot herself. Harris got a hand on the spinning ball, but could not keep it from going over the goal line.

The Courage doubled their lead two minutes later off the foot of Merritt Mathias. Denise O’Sullivan intercepted an Ali Krieger pass meant for Rachel Hill and played it across the top of the area to Debinha, who hit it wide to Mathias. The Courage defender was open and cracked a shot from the top of the penalty area that deflected past Harris to make it 2-0.

Just a minute later, it was McDonald’s turn. Courage midfielder McCall Zerboni picked off a Monica long ball and played it to O’Sullivan. O’Sullivan then threaded it down the middle to Dunn, who played the pass down the middle to McDonald, running in behind the Courage backline. McDonald bent it around a diving Harris and to the far post for her 40th career NWSL regular season goal.

The Pride came right back up the field to try to find a goal, but Courage goalkeeper Katelyn Rowland pushed aside van Egmond’s shot. A minute later, Rowland saved a shot from Sydney Leroux.

The Courage controlled the possession battle in the first half 52% to 48%, but the Pride answered in the second half, winning it 62% to 38%. The Pride also won far more corners than the Courage 10-3, but couldn’t convert on them.

“We gave them corner after corner after corner. I think we need to work on our clearances,” McDonald told Dalen Cuff on Lifetime after the game. “Obviously, we’ll work on keeping the ball away from the goal a little better. Other than that, I think we played pretty well. There’s still small things we need to work on, not just our clearances. Obviously, we’re not a perfect team. There’s a few other things we need to work on.”

Orlando had more chances in the second half, but couldn’t find the back of the net. Marta nearly scored an Olimpico goal in the second half, but Rowland pushed the shot off the crossbar. Morgan had a hard shot a minute later, but Rowland pushed that one off the post.

Though the Pride were out of subs, Morgan was forced to leave the match in the 81st minute and the Pride finished the game with 10 players. Morgan got into several challenges with Zerboni throughout the match and appeared to leave late with a lower leg injury. On Lifetime, Dalen Cuff reported that he spoke with the Pride training staff after the match and they said that Morgan had a calf injury.

Marta got another chance late, after somehow stealing the ball away from Courage midfielder Kristen Hamilton, but her left-footed shot went just wide.

Marta had been working her way back from a calf strain, and Saturday was her first time playing the full 90 minutes since May 23, the last time the Pride face the Courage. She had two shots (none on goal) and four chances created. She and Zerboni finished with a game-high 78 touches.

The win improves the Courage to 7-0-1 on the road and comes after a 4-1 win at Seattle last weekend.

“Grabbing all those points on the road is just — in any league in the world, if you tie your away games and you win your home games, you’re in a good position, but thankfully we’ve been winning both,” Zerboni said after the game on Lifetime.

Orlando came into the game on short rest, after a tough late loss to the Houston Dash on Wednesday. North Carolina hadn’t been in action since last Saturday’s trip to Seattle.

The Pride came out in a 4-4-2 instead of their usual 4-3-3, packing the midfield against North Carolina’s usual 4-4-2. Alanna Kennedy and van Egmond played the central midfield spots, with Leroux and Rachel Hill on the wings. The Courage did not have Sam Mewis, questionable with right knee pain, so O’Sullivan started alongside Zerboni in the center.

Krieger returned to the Pride lineup for the first time since May 26 after being out with a knee injury. Poliana slid over to the left side in place of Carson Pickett, who did not appear in the match. North Carolina welcomed Abby Dahlkemper (right knee pain) back to the lineup and Kaleigh Kurtz filled in for Jaelene Hinkle (left quad strain) at left back.

Kickoff for the game was delayed by 10 minutes due to lightning in the area, but the game went on without any rain or lightning once it started.

The Courage will be in action on short rest on Wednesday at home vs. the Red Stars. The Pride will next host the Spirit on Saturday, July 7.

 

Orlando Pride

24

Ashlyn Harris

Goalkeeper
19

Poliana

Defender
4

Shelina Zadorsky

Defender
21

Monica

Defender
11

Ali Krieger

Defender
  75'
2

Sydney Leroux

Midfielder
14

Alanna Kennedy

Midfielder
5

Emily van Egmond

Midfielder
  71'
15

Rachel Hill

Midfielder
  46'
13

Alex Morgan

Striker
10

Marta

Striker

substitutes

12

Kristen Edmonds

Substitute
  75'
28

Haley Kopmeyer

Substitute
7

Christine Nairn

Substitute
  71'
16

Carson Pickett

Substitute
3

Toni Pressley

Substitute
6

Chioma Ubogagu

Substitute
17

Dani Weatherholt

Substitute
  46'

manager

 

Tom Sermanni

Manager

North Carolina Courage

99

Katelyn Rowland

Goalkeeper
31

Kaleigh Kurtz

Defender
6

Abby Erceg

Defender
13

Abby Dahlkemper

Defender
11

Merritt Mathias

Defender
  39'
10

Debinha

Midfielder
  80'   37'
7

McCall Zerboni

Midfielder
8

Denise O'Sullivan

Midfielder
19

Crystal Dunn

Midfielder
9

Lynn Williams

Striker
  73'
14

Jessica McDonald

Striker
  84'   40'

substitutes

1

Sabrina D’Angelo

Substitute
23

Kristen Hamilton

Substitute
  73'
21

Darian Jenkins

Substitute
  84'
20

Yuri Kawamura

Substitute
5

Samantha Mewis

Substitute
16

Cari Roccaro

Substitute
25

Meredith Speck

Substitute
  80'

manager

 

Paul Riley

Manager

END 14

Match ends, Orlando Pride 0, North Carolina Courage 3.

90'+2'

END 2

Second Half ends, Orlando Pride 0, North Carolina Courage 3.

90'+1'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Darian Jenkins (North Carolina Courage) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Denise O'Sullivan.

89'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Kristen Hamilton (North Carolina Courage) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Darian Jenkins with a headed pass.

85'

MISS

Attempt missed. Marta (Orlando Pride) left footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left misses to the right.

84'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, North Carolina Courage. Darian Jenkins replaces Jessica McDonald.

84'

OFFSIDE

Offside, North Carolina Courage. Merritt Mathias tries a through ball, but Jessica McDonald is caught offside.

81'

CORNER

Corner, Orlando Pride. Conceded by Merritt Mathias.

80'

PLAYER RETIRED

Alex Morgan went off injured after Orlando Pride had used all subs.

80'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, North Carolina Courage. Meredith Speck replaces Debinha.

80'

MISS

Attempt missed. Debinha (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Jessica McDonald.

75'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Orlando Pride. Kristen Edmonds replaces Ali Krieger.

74'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Debinha (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Crystal Dunn.

73'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, North Carolina Courage. Kristen Hamilton replaces Lynn Williams.

72'

OFFSIDE

Offside, North Carolina Courage. Kaleigh Kurtz tries a through ball, but Lynn Williams is caught offside.

71'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Orlando Pride. Christine Nairn replaces Emily van Egmond.

71'

MISS

Attempt missed. Sydney Leroux (Orlando Pride) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Marta with a cross.

67'

MISS

Attempt missed. Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Debinha.

65'

FREE KICK WON

Sydney Leroux (Orlando Pride) wins a free kick on the left wing.

65'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Merritt Mathias (North Carolina Courage).

64'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Orlando Pride. Sydney Leroux tries a through ball, but Alex Morgan is caught offside.

63'

MISS

Attempt missed. Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Dani Weatherholt.

62'

FREE KICK LOST

Hand ball by Denise O'Sullivan (North Carolina Courage).

61'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Emily van Egmond (Orlando Pride) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Alex Morgan.

60'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Sydney Leroux with a cross.

59'

CORNER

Corner, Orlando Pride. Conceded by Lynn Williams.

59'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Poliana (Orlando Pride) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Marta with a cross.

59'

CORNER

Corner, Orlando Pride. Conceded by Denise O'Sullivan.

58'

CORNER

Corner, Orlando Pride. Conceded by Katelyn Rowland.

57'

CORNER

Corner, Orlando Pride. Conceded by Lynn Williams.

56'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Poliana (Orlando Pride) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Alex Morgan.

55'

MISS

Attempt missed. Jessica McDonald (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Denise O'Sullivan.

54'

OFFSIDE

Offside, North Carolina Courage. Jessica McDonald tries a through ball, but Lynn Williams is caught offside.

53'

MISS

Attempt missed. Debinha (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

50'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Merritt Mathias (North Carolina Courage).

50'

FREE KICK WON

Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

48'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Denise O'Sullivan (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

47'

FREE KICK WON

Abby Dahlkemper (North Carolina Courage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

47'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride).

START

Second Half begins Orlando Pride 0, North Carolina Courage 3.

45'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Orlando Pride. Dani Weatherholt replaces Rachel Hill.

45'+2'

END 1

First Half ends, Orlando Pride 0, North Carolina Courage 3.

45'+2'

CORNER

Corner, Orlando Pride. Conceded by Kaleigh Kurtz.

45'+1'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Denise O'Sullivan (North Carolina Courage).

45'+1'

FREE KICK WON

Marta (Orlando Pride) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

44'

CORNER

Corner, Orlando Pride. Conceded by Katelyn Rowland.

44'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Sydney Leroux (Orlando Pride) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Alanna Kennedy.

43'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by McCall Zerboni (North Carolina Courage).

43'

FREE KICK WON

Alanna Kennedy (Orlando Pride) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

42'

MISS

Attempt missed. Alanna Kennedy (Orlando Pride) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Emily van Egmond.

42'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Marta (Orlando Pride) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

41'

CORNER

Corner, Orlando Pride. Conceded by Katelyn Rowland.

41'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Emily van Egmond (Orlando Pride) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Sydney Leroux.

40'

GOAL

Goal! Orlando Pride 0, North Carolina Courage 3. Jessica McDonald (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Crystal Dunn.

39'

GOAL

Goal! Orlando Pride 0, North Carolina Courage 2. Merritt Mathias (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Debinha.

37'

GOAL

Goal! Orlando Pride 0, North Carolina Courage 1. Debinha (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

32'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Sydney Leroux.

31'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Orlando Pride. Emily van Egmond tries a through ball, but Rachel Hill is caught offside.

29'

FREE KICK WON

McCall Zerboni (North Carolina Courage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

29'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride).

26'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Crystal Dunn (North Carolina Courage) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Merritt Mathias.

25'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Shelina Zadorsky (Orlando Pride) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Alanna Kennedy.

25'

CORNER

Corner, Orlando Pride. Conceded by Abby Erceg.

24'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Marta.

23'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by McCall Zerboni (North Carolina Courage).

23'

FREE KICK WON

Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

23'

OFFSIDE

Offside, North Carolina Courage. Lynn Williams tries a through ball, but Debinha is caught offside.

22'

FREE KICK WON

Abby Dahlkemper (North Carolina Courage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

22'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride).

21'

CORNER

Corner, Orlando Pride. Conceded by Abby Erceg.

19'

FREE KICK LOST

Hand ball by Abby Erceg (North Carolina Courage).

19'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Crystal Dunn (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jessica McDonald with a headed pass.

18'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Mônica.

18'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Merritt Mathias (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

15'

MISS

Attempt missed. Jessica McDonald (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Crystal Dunn with a through ball.

12'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Sydney Leroux.

11'

FREE KICK WON

Marta (Orlando Pride) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

11'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Denise O'Sullivan (North Carolina Courage).

10'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Rachel Hill (Orlando Pride).

10'

FREE KICK WON

Kaleigh Kurtz (North Carolina Courage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

6'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Alanna Kennedy.

1'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Debinha (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

START

First Half begins.

 

LINEUP

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

ORL
KO HT FT 90+
46
Weatherholt 17
Hill 15
71
Nairn 7
van Egmond 5
73
Hamilton 23
Williams 9
75
Edmonds 12
Krieger 11
80
Speck 25
Debinha 10
84
Jenkins 21
McDonald 14
37
goal

Debinha 10

39
goal

Merritt Mathias 11

Assisted by: Debinha 10

40
goal

Jessica McDonald 14

Assisted by: Crystal Dunn 19

NC

Goals & Assists

37′ North Carolina Courage
Debinha
39′ North Carolina Courage
Merritt Mathias
Assisted by: Debinha
40′ North Carolina Courage
Jessica McDonald
Assisted by: Crystal Dunn

Disciplinary

NONE

Substitutions

46′ Orlando Pride
  Dani Weatherholt
  Rachel Hill
71′ Orlando Pride
  Christine Nairn
  Emily van Egmond
73′ North Carolina Courage
  Kristen Hamilton
  Lynn Williams
75′ Orlando Pride
  Kristen Edmonds
  Ali Krieger
80′ North Carolina Courage
  Meredith Speck
  Debinha
84′ North Carolina Courage
  Darian Jenkins
  Jessica McDonald


ORL

Match Statistics


NC

14
Shots
16
5
Shots On Goal
7
5
Shots Blocked
4
10
Corners
3
25
Crosses
13
2
Offsides
4
4
Fouls
8
0
Yellow Cards
0
0
Red Cards
0
459
Total Passes
379
75.2%
Passing Accuracy
71.0%
55.2%
Possession
44.8%
45
Duels Won
60
12
Tackles Won
22
4
Saves
5
23
Clearances
21

Player Statistics

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • G
  • A
  • S
  • SOG
  • CK
  • OFF
  • FC
  • FS
19 D Poliana 90 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
4 D Shelina Zadorsky 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
21 D Monica 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 D Ali Krieger 75 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 M Sydney Leroux 90 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 1
14 M Alanna Kennedy 90 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
5 M Emily van Egmond 71 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
15 M Rachel Hill 45 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
13 F Alex Morgan 80 0 0 4 1 0 1 3 2
10 F Marta 90 0 0 2 0 10 0 0 2
12 S Kristen Edmonds 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
28 S Haley Kopmeyer 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 S Christine Nairn 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 S Carson Pickett 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 S Toni Pressley 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 S Chioma Ubogagu 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 S Dani Weatherholt 45 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
24 G Ashlyn Harris 90 3 16 4 0 0 0 0
31 D Kaleigh Kurtz 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
6 D Abby Erceg 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
13 D Abby Dahlkemper 90 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2
11 D Merritt Mathias 90 1 0 2 1 0 0 2 0
10 M Debinha 80 1 1 5 3 1 1 0 0
7 M McCall Zerboni 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
8 M Denise O'Sullivan 90 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
19 M Crystal Dunn 90 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 0
9 F Lynn Williams 73 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0
14 F Jessica McDonald 84 1 0 3 1 0 1 0 0
1 S Sabrina D’Angelo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 S Kristen Hamilton 17 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
21 S Darian Jenkins 6 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
20 S Yuri Kawamura 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 S Samantha Mewis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 S Cari Roccaro 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
25 S Meredith Speck 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
99 G Katelyn Rowland 90 0 14 5 0 0 0 0

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